If we stop seeking, we are no longer on the way. Faith seeking understanding has then turned into “belief that understands.” It then closes down the very root of quaerens, from which come both question and quest. Speaking the divine wisdom in a mystery, theology remains a work of human speech. Theology is not the same as faith or belief, but a disciplined and relational reflection upon them. God calls, but we are responsible for what we call “God”. And God may be calling us to that very responsibility! — Catherine Keller
The life of faith is a rhythmic movement aimed towards the dynamic, eschatological horizon painted before us by the resurrected Christ, and theology is the disciplined and relational reflection upon this motion, which moves us from one moment of becoming to another, and another . . . Theology is fides quaerens intellectum – faith seeking understanding – and it must never come to a halt; it must never be thought of as finished or something that we can possess, but should always be shaped by a radical openness to that which is at hand. The sober beings who feel armed against passion and fantasy and who advocates absolutism misunderstands this notion since they have reduced the theological discourse to the strict confines of their anthropocentric and static dualism where the relationality and multiplicity of creation is denied, where nothing is assumed to be concealed from the human eye and where every truth claim depends on its binary opposite. One of the sad consequences of such an irresponsible and infantile understanding of theology is religious movements that primarily defines themselves and their gods as negations of their Others, and who thus ironically allows their foundational concepts and values to be defined by the ones they react against.